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No. 10 Athlete of the Year: Sarah Angelos

By Steve Shonder | April 28, 2014

Sarah Angelos comes in as Sports’ No. 10 athlete of 2013-2014 thanks to her record-setting and team-leading play for volleyball.As middle blocker, Angelos was recognized for her strong play with a second First Team All-MAC honor. She led the Huskies...

Volleyball looking forward to future

By Mike Romor | November 25, 2013

Volleyball head coach Ray Gooden expected this season to be a rebuilding year for his team, but the Huskies proved they are capable of much bigger things.Despite losing five seniors from last season, NIU finished 19-13 overall, going 10-6 in the MAC for...

5 minutes with… Volleyball’s senior class

By Mike Romor | November 18, 2013

Saturday marked volleyball’s final home match of the season.The win over Toledo at Victor E. Court was the last time Sarah Angelos, Tori Halbur, Justine Schepler and Kayla Zeno had the chance to represent the Huskies in front of the NIU community.After...

Volleyball puts down CMU

By Mike Romor | November 11, 2013

Volleyball continued to win when it matters most, this time downing two divisional foes to bring its win streak to five matches.In a Friday showcase against Central Michigan, NIU (17-11, 9-5 MAC) dominated in a three-setter. The Huskies overpowered the...

Blocker duo pair well for volleyball

By Mike Romor | November 6, 2013

It didn’t take long for middle blockers Sarah Angelos and Jenna Radtke to mesh this season, and it’s been beneficial for all of volleyball.Angelos, a senior, entered this season with an unfamiliar mentoring role. After All-MAC middle blocker Mary...

Volleyball remains even in MAC play

By Mike Romor | October 27, 2013

Volleyball started the weekend slow but finished strong to split its two contests.Ohio continued its excellent season by taking down NIU despite limited front row play from injured outside hitter Kelly Lamberti. Ohio (18-4, 8-2 MAC) won three straight...

Volleyball a family sport for Angelos

By Mike Romor | September 23, 2013

Sisters Sarah and Amy Angelos are more than just physically identical.The twins, in the midst of completing runs for different in-state volleyball programs, are two of the top middle blockers in the Midwest.Sarah, who became the 20th member of NIU’s...

Volleyball wins home tourney

By Mike Romor | September 22, 2013

The Huskie Invitational was the last chance for volleyball to get on the right track before starting a long conference season.NIU emerged as the champion, winning nine out of 10 sets along the way. To open up the weekend, NIU (8-6) played a doubleheader...

Senior Kayla Zano (8) jumps up to set the ball Tuesday night as junior Emily Paschke (18) readies a spike and freshman Mary Grace Kelly (20) runs in for support against Northern Iowa at the Convocation Center.

Volleyball can’t find a rhythm vs. Northern Iowa

By Mike Romor | September 17, 2013

There was a lack of energy from volleyball early in Tuesday night’s match against Northern Iowa.By the end of the match, that lack of energy was on full display through the body language and facial expressions of every Huskie. It became apparent after...

Junior Mackenzie Roddy (left), Sophomore Alexis Gonzalez (15), and Freshman Jenna Radtke (5) celebrate scoring a point against Western Illinois on Aug. 4 at the Convocation Center.

Volleyball bounces back from USC loss with win against Belmont

By Mike Romor | September 8, 2013

DeKalb | Saturday was a chance for volleyball to showcase its talent against two NCAA tournament teams from last season.In its first match of a home doubleheader, volleyball faced No. 3 USC in what was the most anticipated non-conference match for the...

Volleyball digs in for victory against Western Illinois

By Mike Romor | September 5, 2013

After not dropping a set to Western Illinois since 2005, volleyball dropped the very first one it played against the Leathernecks Wednesday night at Victor E. Court.NIU (3-2) ended up winning in five sets, but not before a grueling battle that forced...

Kayla Zeno (8) high-fives the bench Saturday after NIU scores a point versus Liberty at the Convocation Center.

Volleyball starts weekend strong, fades at end

By Mike Romor | September 3, 2013

Coming off a solid 2-1 showing in the NIU Invitational, volleyball matched up at home against Missouri State Monday.After taking the first set, NIU (2-2) struggled to find consistency and lost the match in four sets, 22-25, 25-18, 25-13, 25-23.Junior...